About Us

Weiming Lake, is a landmark scenery of Peking University, Alma Mater of the Weiming Angels. Legend has it that when the lake came into being, many people compete to bid a good name for it but it seemed no name could match the amazing beauty of the lake, and it was ultimately named “Weiming”, which means “not named” in Chinese, following the suggestion of Chinese historian Mu Qian. Among Weiming’s angels, there are serial entrepreneurs (e.g. co-founder of AsiaInfo), core executives of high-flying startup companies, winner of Female Executive of Large Enterprise, and leading accounting, legal and media professionals in the U.S. and China. We cover a diverse range of industries, including semiconductor, life science / biotech, internet / web services, network / telecom, consumer, industrial, renewable energy, insurance, financial services, etc.

Our History

In January 2014, four Peking University alumni initiated Weiming Angels. Some of them are serial entrepreneurs, some hi-tech executives, and others venture investors. Just like Weiming Lake is big enough to accommodate small creeks, Weiming Angels aims to gather the diverse expertise and background of its members to help and add value to its portfolio companies and their entrepreneurs. We strive for both depth and breadth in our investment strategy, while helping our portfolio companies grow.

Our Services

The angel investors evaluate cases collectively and make investment decisions on an individual basis. This platform leverages angel investors’ rich connections, deep technical expertise and unique industry domain knowledge while providing individual angel investors the flexibility to make his or her own investment decisions. Startup companies can maximize their chance of receiving investment while getting valuable support based on the angel investors’ expertise and rich connections.

Our Founders

Jun Li

General Partner of CRCM Venture Capital

CRCM Venture Capital is a seed stage to series A venture capital firm being focused on silicon valley and great China area startups. Jun is also a founding partner of Innovation camp, a cross-board seed investment and acceleration firm. He is investing in mobile, cloud and IoT technologies , currently on board of 5 startup companies Previous CEO of Anova Solutions Inc, an EDA startup for electrical performance analysis on SoC chips addressing nanometer design variation. Jun was Chief Operating Officer of EDA startup company – ETOP Design Technology. Cadence Design Systems acquired ETOP in Aug. 2004. As founder of SoC design solutions startup – Altius Solutions in 1999, Jun was R&D director in charge of the timing verification and optimization technologies development.Altius merged with Simplex Solutions in 2000. The merged company went IPO in 2001. Cadence Design Systems acquired Simplex Solutions in 2002. Jun worked in Cadence 3rd times as the R&D director. Jun graduated from Peking University MicroElectronics in 1990. He went to Japan as a software engineer in 1991, worked for Hitachi Design Automation group then moved to an early stage Japanese startup company – Excellent Design Inc. Cadence Design Systems acquired Excellent Design in 1997.

Peng Cheng

Founder and General Manager of Brilliance Capital

Peng is the founder and general manager of Brilliance Capital Management. Brilliance Capital is a venture capital company focusing on investment in early stage technology companies, ranging from networking, wireless, semiconductor, and biotech. Peng was senior manager at Intel from 1990 to 2001. He was involved in research and development of deep sub-micron device and processing, Silicon-on-Insulator, spacer gate, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS). He is the holder of more than 30 US patents. Peng received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 1990 and B.S. in Physics from Peking University in 1985.

Mike Zhao, Ph.D.

President and CEO of Array Networks Inc.

Array Networks Inc (TWO:3664) is a global leader in Application Delivery Networking. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in executive roles at Internet infrastructure and systems integration companies. Most recently, Mike was co-founder and COO of AsiaInfo (Nasdaq: ASIA), an Internet infrastructure and telecom customer care and billing solution company. He was once President of Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) and sits on the Industrial Advisory Board of College of Engineering, Peking University. He is considered a major industry leader and holds BS and MS degrees from Peking University, a Ph.D. in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.

CTO and Global VP Engineering at BMC

Dr. Elizabeth Xu is in charge of BMC Service Support/Remedy Product Family R&D and Customer Engineering. Dr. Xu also serves as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley Innovation School and Center of Business Innovation. She was the Group VP, Product Engineering at Acxiom, a big data and marketing company, where she has brought more than 15 years experience in building large-scale, mission-critical enterprise platforms, SaaS platforms and applications, Mobile platforms and apps. Prior to Acxiom, Elizabeth has been SVP of Product Development at Rearden Commerce, SVP of software development at RMS, and partner at Business Innovation Services. Her career also includes nine years at Vitria Technology as SVP of product development and corporate officer, as well as several years at IBM developing the IBM Content Management Suite and DB2. In the last few years, Elizabeth devoted her a lot of time elevating leadership skills in the technical community. She is currently teaching a course in the program of the Professional & Personal Development at Stanford University, 'Ten Steps to a Successful Career', which provides building blocks for individuals who pursue meaningful careers. She is the founder of Successful Women Acceleration Network (SWAN) organization, helping younger generation ladies to become more successful. Elizabeth was awarded with four Stevie Awards in the following categories in 2013: Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - Large Company (Gold), Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Services - Large Company (Bronze), Mentor/Coach of the Year (Bronze), Women Helping Women (Bronze). Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has earned an M.S. in Atmospheric Science and B.S. in Space Physics from Peking University. She completed Executive Education Program (SEP) at Stanford University in 2013.

Judy Qing Ye

Managing Partner of YiMei Capital

Managing Partner of YiMei Capital YiMei Capital is a leading alternative assets management company that focuses on fund commitments and co-investments in global emerging markets. It has operational centers in Washington D.C. (U.S.A.), England (London), Italy (Milan) and Shanghai (China). YiMei Capital team is the first integration of global expertise and local experience in the mainland with both USD and RMB funds under management. YiMei was named 4 consecutive years as “International Fund of Funds Top 10” at 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by CLPA (China Limited Partners Association), and was selected by WABC (World of Art Brut Culture) as the “Top 10 Most Benevolent Employers” Judy has nearly 20 years of global investment experiences in venture capital and private equity investments ranging from primary fund commitments, direct investments to M&A activities that span across US, Europe, and Asia, particularly in China. With the leadership of Judy, YiMei Capital team has built up long-term good relationship with local leading GPs in a decade time, which including: Angel Fund, Venture Capital Fund, Buyout Fund, Mezzanine Fund, Special Opportunity Fund, Real Estate Fund, Art Fund etc. YiMei Capital team has invested more than fifty renowned GPs such as CDH, SBCVC, DT, Legend etc., more than 500 well-known portfolios such as Baidu, 360, Ctrip, Mengniu, Belle etc. YiMei Capital team has an impressive track record and is deeply approved by investors and the industry. Prior to joining YiMei Capital, Judy served as Director of Strategic Investments at Hewlett- Packard Company. In her earlier career, Judy worked as a project manager at PepsiCo, New York. Judy holds a MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in International Economics from Peking University.

Henry Hu

Operation Partner of YiMei Capital

Henry Hu is the Operation Partner of YiMei Capital Management, responsible for fund operation. Henry has over 13 years of Management Consulting and Entrepreneurship experience, with deep knowledge in Enterprise Management, Operation and Governance. Prior to YiMei Capital Management, Henry worked as director in Accenture China and PwC US, where he developed deep understanding of world leading corporate’s business and operating model. He helped these clients with strategic transformation and operation optimization services to improve their competitive advantages. Henry developed domain knowledge and personal network in TMT, Energy, Consumer and Financial Industries. His clients includes: Citibank, P&G, Unilever, Lucent, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, PetroChina, Sinopec and CNOOC. Henry has also founded a start-up Technology Company which was funded by famous VC in Shanghai. Four years entrepreneurship experience gave Henry very solid training in starting up company, including team building, fund raising, operation&governance, product development, sales& marketing. Henry Hu holds a Master Degree of Computer Science from Columbia University and BS in Physics from Peking University.

Xiaoguang Li

Founding Partner of Beijing East Hongdao Venture Capital

Mr. Li focuses on investing in early stage Internet companies. He currently manages 3 VC rounds. Mr. Li graduated from Peking University with MS (1988) and BS (1985) degrees in Computer Science. He was the Deputy General Manager of Peking University Weiming Computer from 1988 to 1990. He served as Executive Vice President of Beijing Xinhe Electronics Corporation from 1991 to 1996. In 1997, Mr. Li co-founded his first software development and IT services company for financial industry. His company merged with a Hong Kong public company, Hi Sun Technology, in 2000. He served as a senior executive at the post-merger company for multiple years.

Fei Luo

Chairman and CEO of Green Pine Capital Partners

Fei has BS and MS degrees from Peking University in International Economics. He is the founding partner and currently the chairman and CEO of the Green Pine Capital Partners; he is also the general manager of Shenzhen Venture Capital Ltd, the executive director of China Technology Venture Association, the Deputy Secretary-General of Shenzhen Venture Capital Association, the vice president of Shenzhen Municipal Management Advisory Committee. Fei was the executive vice president of Shenzhen Anxin Financial Consulting Ltd. He presided over the development of China's first securities database; he was involved in organizing China's first online stock offering; he was general manager of Shenzhen PKU Financial Consulting Ltd, whose clients included Founder Group, Shenzhen Kexin Biotech Group, Hangzhou Huali Group. Fei is on the board of Shenzhen Tongzhou Electronics Ltd. and several other public companies. Fei has extensive experience in investment management including IPO.

Wei Zhao

Wei is an active angel investor and successful entrepreneur in China. He founded RongTong Beijing and RongTong Beda. He was CEO for a software company went IPO in China stock market. Wei also served Sr. Vice President for a China based isoftware company, which went IPO in NASDAQ. Wei is currently acting angel investor in China. He has B.S. M.S degree from Computer science dept. Peking University.

Lei Fu

Founding Partner of Ivy Capital

Mr. Fu Lei is a founding partner of Ivy Capital. He began his investment career in 2001 in Silicon Valley. Whether in America or in China, from early-stage venture capital to growth equity investments, Mr. Fu has demonstrated an outstanding investment performance, with in-depth understanding of technology-driven and high growth companies. His past experience includes: 2001-2006, Partner at Pond Ventures, an investment firm active in both Europe and Silicon Valley; 2003-present: Co-founder and board member of GalaxyCore, Inc. 2007-present: Founding Partner, Ivy Capital. Mr. Fu holds a BS from Peking University, a MS from Chinese Academy of Sciences, an MS in engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Stanford University.